I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
A veteran practitioner of the art of translation considers the challenges—and successes—of Hebrew literature
For centuries, Western classical music propelled listeners toward Christian salvation. Then Jewish music changed everything.
Even if the person you wronged doesn’t remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.
As Yom Kippur approaches, I’ll share what I’ve learned about how to apologize—and how not to
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
Plus Kerry says peace talks have intensified, and more in the news
Reports: Israeli drone strike in Egypt and a threat against Eilat’s airport
A round-up of very little diplomatic news
Looking at Bibi’s big gambit and the new round of peace negotiations
Plus secret pre-peace talks, and more in the news
Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
Plus Bibi warns he won’t negotiate with Hamas, and more
With a looming deadline, deep-seated distrust, and competing claims to resources, Washington’s effort to reach a debt deal is a stateside version of the ongoing quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Plus, a dispatch from the flotilla, the properly sized bagel, and more
Plus peace talks push, Syrian protests, and more in the news
Plus, Bibi still rides by the J Street stop, and more
Plus Egypt and Israel cooperate to kill terrorist, and more in the news
Plus the death of a ‘lexical supermaven,’ and more in the news
Plus Palestinian studies at Columbia, and more
Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah
Israel’s elite intelligence force now accepts virtual applications
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
The rocker will perform a free concert at his former high school tonight
Haaretz writer booted from Birzeit conference; will an academic boycott ensue?
Visiting Warsaw with my uncle, I saw a different part of WWII history
Annual retreat draws a diverse group with a love for the Jewish language
Father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl calls production a ‘moral deformity’
Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel
Hannah visited the high priest before conceiving Samuel. What happened?
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.